Philosophy & Other Majors

Interested in more than just a class or two?

Supplement your major with a minor in philosophy.

Because philosophy examines the basic assumptions of any field of study, philosophy courses are great choices for complementary classes outside of your major, including:

  • For science majors: philosophy of science
  • For pre-med and nursing majors: medical ethics
  • For political science majors: political philosophy
  • For art majors: aesthetics

Taking philosophy will enrich and improve your thinking in other classes and teach you skills that let you get more out of your major. You will learn how to:

  • Critically analyze arguments and make crucial distinctions
  • Conduct constructive discussions
  • Solve problems deeper than an equation
  • Write clearly and analytically

Additionally, on the very practical side, many philosophy courses fulfill the University's liberal education requirements and other requirements in almost any other major. It's easy to find courses that will provide you with an introductory-level understanding of philosophy's different areas of study.

PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
PHIL 3601W: Scientific Thought (WI)
PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society 
PHIL 4607: Philosophy of the Biological Science 

PHIL 3302W: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society
PHIL 4607: Philosophy of the Biological Sciences 
PHIL 3601: Scientific Thought (WI)

PHIL 4615: Minds, Bodies, and Machines 
PHIL 5201: Symbolic Logic I
PHIL 5202: Symbolic Logic II
PHIL 5211: Modal Logic

PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
PHIL 3601: Scientific Thought (WI)
PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society
PHIL 4607: Philosphy of the Biological Sciences 

PHIL 3005W: History of Western Philosophy: Modern Period (WI)
PHIL 4310W: History of Moral Theories (WI)
PHIL 4414: Political Philosophy 
PHIL 3307: Social Justice and Community Service (CIV) 

PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
PHIL 3302W: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
PHIL 3304: Law and Morality 
PHIL 4321W: Theories of Justice (WI) 

PHIL 4231: Philosphy of Language 
PHIL 4085: Wittgenstein 
PHIL 5201: Symbolic Logic I
PHIL 5202: Symbolic Logic II

PHIL 4615: Minds, Bodies, and Machines 
PHIL 5201: Symbolic Logic I 
PHIL 5202: Symbolic Logic II
Phil 5211: Modal Logic 

PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
PHIL 3302W: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
PHIL 3305: Medical Ethics 
PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society 

PHIL 3601W: Scientific Thought (WI)
PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society 
PHIL 5605: Space and Time 
PHIL 5606: Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics 

PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
PHIL 3304: Law and Morality
PHIL 4414: Political Philosphy 
PHIL 5414: Philosophy of Law 

PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
PHIL 3302W: Moral Problems in Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
PHIL 3305: Medical Ethics 
PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society 

PHIL 3607: Philosophy of Psychology 
PHIL 4615: Mind, Body, Machines 
PHIL 4607: Philosophy of the Biological Sciences
PHIL 3601W: Scientific Thought (WI) 

PHIL 3302W: Moral Problems in Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
PHIL 3304: Law and Morality 
PHIL 3601W: Scientific Thought (WI)
PHIL 4414: Political Philosophy